Happy Fourth of July, and welcome to our Creative Life Scrapbooking Summer Blog Hop! There are six of us blog hopping today and sharing some great summer scrapbooking ideas with you. I’m the first stop on the hop, and you can find the link to the next stop at the bottom of my post.
I used the new Limited Edition Star Spangled Paper Pack from Creative Memories to create my 4th of July layout. This paper pack is only available while supplies last and features traditional patriotic designs and true red, white and blue colors. I was inspired by the name of the paper pack to create a layout featuring stars. Currently, CM has three star-based tools that I used for my layout – the Star Border Maker Cartridge, the 4-Way Hearts & Stars Corner and Hole Punch, and the Shooting Star Punch.
Start your layout by creating a border for the top of your page. Use the Original Border Maker System with Star Border Maker Cartridge to punch a border from the light blue patterned paper. Cut the border off of your paper at 1-1/2″ using the 12″ Decorative Trimmer. Use the 12″ Decorative Trimmer to cut a narrow 1/8″ piece from Red Cardstock for the bottom of the border.
Mat a 4″ x 6″ photo with Red Cardstock. Create photo corners from 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ squares that are punched with the 4-Way Hearts & Stars Corner and Hole Punch.
I created my jumbo star from 5 triangles that I matted with slightly larger triangle shapes. Cut three 3-1/4″ x 4″ squares and two 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ squares from the red patterned paper. Cut three 3-3/4″ x 4-1/2″ squares and two 4″ x 5″ squares from the light blue patterned paper. Cut each square into a triangle as shown below and mat the red squares on top of the blue squares. Assemble your star, by positioning the pieces in relation to your photo to get the spacing and shape that you desire. I used Repositionable Tape for my star pieces as I had to tinker with them a bit. I adhered my photo with Foam Squares.
The title piece is cut from one of the sheets of the Star Spangled Paper and double matted with light blue paper and Red Cardstock. Punch the corners of the light blue paper with the 4-Way Hearts & Stars Corner and Hole Punch.
To embellish the page, I cut the heart piece from a sheet of the Star Spangled Paper, matted it with Red Cardstock, and adhered it with Foam Squares. The light blue flowers are from the Mix & Match Blue Bouquet Embellishments, and I punched the ribbon pieces using the Shooting Star Punch. The stars in the centers of the flowers were punched using the 4-Way Hearts & Stars Corner and Hole Punch.
For my second page, I created a side border using the leftover triangle pieces from cutting the star pieces for the first page. I repeated the top border, and matted my larger photo in the same fashion as my photo on the first page. I included a journaling box and another paper flower embellishment.
You can purchase all of the materials and tools used on my Creative Memories website.
Thanks so much for visiting with me today and joining our Creative Life Scrapbooking Summer Blog Hop! Fran is the next stop on the hop. Enjoy!
Karyn at Karyn Crops (You are here.)
Fran at Celebrating Your Beautiful Life
Julie at Julie’s Creative Memories Blog
Lisa at Lisa’s Workshop
Candace at Scrappin’ Jpegs
Noreen at Organized & Creative Mom
Happy 4th and Happy Scrapping!